One of the most common causes of food safety problems is the sanitary design of manufacturing equipment, or the lack thereof. Food manufacturers can save significant money if they invest right the first time in sanitary equipment. A Stevenson Spiral Chute is especially catered to these concerns. Ways that the Stevenson Spirals help maintain food sanitation are:
No nooks, cracks and crevices – a spiral has one fluid design that minimizes hard to clean cracks and crevices that can harbor bacteria
Equipment feet – equipment should be designed with the minimum required number of legs to reduce harborage possibilities. Stevenson spirals stand on one solid stainless steel mount
Flat surfaces – plants should minimize flat surfaces, especially in wash-down areas where microorganisms are easily transferred by water. All angles on the equipment must be curved or rounded. The Stevenson Spiral is built curvier than a Dr. Birx chart.
Equipment finishes – Stainless steel surfaces accommodate effective cleaning and eliminate any chance of bacterial survival.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed food processors part of the critical infrastructure required to continue operations during this national emergency. The officials specifically name “food manufacturers and their supplier employees” as essential. As a result, Stevenson business operations remain open to continue to provide products and services to its customers during this challenging time.
The National Guard has been activated to help combat the coronavirus. They will build hospitals, deliver medical supplies, and augment local agencies during this national emergency. We have a favorite warrior here at Stevenson Company, and asked the Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves how we could express our encouragement during possible deployment. Here are some ideas brought up by civilian employers, coworkers, and guard members themselves.
Today Stevenson Company Inc. president Joe Pennington assured that the company is delivering essential products, services, and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. "At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help food processors, hospitals, and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations," Pennington said.o
You may be concerned about many things these days – touching your face, handshakes, your mate’s sneeze, even your coworker’s incessant whistling– but you can rest assured America has the safest food industry in the world.
Today the Department of Homeland Security deemed workers in the Food and Agriculture sector – agricultural production, food processing, distribution, and allied industries – as essential critical infrastructure workers. The officials state, “Promoting the ability of our workers within the food and agriculture industry to continue to work during periods of community restrictions, social distances, and closure orders, is crucial to community continuity and community resilience.”